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Andrea Avrett
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Current Residence: Orlando, FL
Favourite genre of music: Pop, R&B, Opera, Rock, Soundtrack, Theme songs, J-Pop, and Soft Rock
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Favourite cartoon character: John Silver
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This will be a long journal entry, but I know it will be enjoyable.

 

I had an amazing dream last night that I wish to share with everyone else. It might be lifting of the heart, especially to those who are Trekkies who still mourn for the loss of our friend Leonard Nimoy.

It started out as any regular dream where many things cannot be remembered after waking up. Even now I don't remember much of the beginning. It's around the ending that got me and I don't think I can ever forget it. As an opinion, it may be a message from above, or on the other hand it may just be a coincidence, or it could be my conscience giving me closure.

Whatever happened at the beginning, I somehow end up on stage at a convention standing next to none other than Mr. Leonard Nimoy himself- alive and well. He was giving out a regular speech to all the Trekkies out in the audience while I was just standing there admiring his words as though I was 'second in command' of said speech. Of course once he was finished, he gave out his famous salute and bids everyone "Live Long and Prosper."

While all the Trekkies are cheering and applauding for him, he simply turns to me with a smile, places a hand around my shoulder and walks me to the back stage as he would with an old friend. I am naturally flabbergasted, shocked, and blushing my cheeks off with his friendly actions of course.

The next thing, I remember every single word as though it really happened (which is a bit uncommon for most dreams) And I'm not making this up as I go along. This is really what happened!

He brings me to a room offering me a drink saying, "I understand that you became fond of my work in 'Star Trek' recently."

"Very recently, Mr. Nimoy," I answered. "Since this April."

"Leonard," he requested. "All my friends call me Leonard."

"Very well. . . Leonard."

"Explain it to me."

"It's a bit of a long story."

"I'm a writer. I enjoy long stories."

We sit down across each other and I start the whole story.

"For my birthday, I got a gift card from my sister for itunes. I decided to rent a few movies with it. Around that time, I was feeling a bit curious about your work in 'Star Trek' since I had never watched anything of it once in my life. I was most curious about it since the day you. . ."

I stopped and looked up at him for moment when I think to myself, ". . . since the day you died."

He is looking at me waiting for me to continue with this very expression Spock would make when he is waiting. I just can't finish that sentence through words because he is evidently sitting right in front me alive and breathing. There was no need for me to finish that sentence.

I add on, "Anyway. . . I just felt that it was high time to see what the big deal was that all the Trekkies see in your films. So, I went ahead and rented the first movie. Would you believe it? I was starting to enjoy it all the way through. After that, I rented 'The Wrath of Khan'. And I'm, like, 'Oh my god. This stuff is great! This movie really is a classic! I've become a Trekkie!'. Then I'm renting all of the other films one by one and enjoying every second of them. I really mean that."

He's smiling at me with a chuckle. I can't help but chuckle along with him as I continue, "It was then when I kept thinking to myself that I can only hope that you, sir, would forgive me for not becoming a fan of yours sooner. I really wished that I had known before how amazing your work was."

"I'm honored," he tells me. "Of course, if it makes you feel better. . . you are forgiven."

My heart is lifted to hear the words from him at first, but I smile, "I'm glad that you say so, but. . . I figured it out a few weeks later that. . . well, I have always enjoyed your work. Ever since I was probably three-years-old, one of my favorite movies was 'Three Men and a Baby'. I was only in college when I realize that it was you who directed that movie. I guess it was because it was near that time I was becoming aware of who you were. First from those funny 'Priceline' commercials you were in. Then in my animation classes, I found out for the first time that you were the voice of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in 'The Pagemaster'. That of which was always one of my favorite parts of the movie. The same time I found out that you were the voice of the king in 'Atlantis'. I always admired the sound of the voice in that character before I realized that it was yours. And I was also starting to like the show, 'The Simpsons' at the time and I really loved that episode you appeared in.  I guess what I'm trying to get to is that I have only recently become a fan of your character Spock. I was always a fan of you, yourself, and it only took your death to realize it."

I nearly choke for what I say. I look up at him feeling so embarassed and confused. I mean my conscious mind is reminding me that he died back in February, but here he still sits right in front of me with that laughing smile on his face. I guess that's when I suppose my subconscious mind is being realistic. Y'know, that moment in a dream when you finally realize that this is all just a dream and you are just about to wake up any second now. For that, reality is finally falling upon me. I stand up knowing that my time is coming up and once I awaken, the wonderful actor in front of me will really be dead. I look away not wanting him to see my tears.

"I'm sorry," I tell him. "I should've known better. I'm sorry."

Mr. Nimoy stands, reaches over and wipes away my tears. With that kind smile on his face, he tells me, "Don't grieve."

With such familiar words that he spoke before as Spock, my heart is lifted up again. Then it's lifted even more as he leans in and kisses me on the cheek. I am telling you, I felt it! It couldn't have felt more real. It is amazing what the mind does in the subconscious.

He tells me as clear as life, "I have been and always shall be your friend, Andrea."

It could be a bit obvious for him to say such a thing in life, but anyone can admit that it is one of his most tear jerking line ever said.

So, I tell him what I've been saying for him for a long time, "And I have been and always shall be your fan."

At last, for telling him that, I have closure. True I know it's all dream but it still felt so real and some say that some dreams can be more of a vision or something like that. My heart is finally calm and free of guilt.

He takes his hands off my face and takes a step back. That's when I know I'm waking up because everything is getting brighter. It's evidently from the sunlight at my window. As saddened as I am to leave, I manage to give him a smile.

"Thank you, Leonard," I tell him. I give him the ta'al/Vulcan salute as I can see everything fading out.

Luckily I see him salute back and hear him say it. Oh, you know what it is he said, it's so obvious, but I'll say it anyway. He says, "Live Long and Prosper, Andrea."

I awaken and I'm back in reality but my pillow was wet from tears.  That was for real. That seriously has to be the best dream I've had for a long time. I wouldn't be a bit surprised if it really was a message from Mr. Nimoy himself. I just feel so content and happy.

Right now, as I am finishing this entry, I am looking up and saying, "I will, Leonard. I really will."

  • Mood: Happy Tears
  • Watching: Star Trek: The Next Generation
  • Drinking: Tea

Let's try this again with someone I should've added the first time. Who has the most intellectual voice? 

22%
32 deviants said Morgan Freeman
18%
26 deviants said James Earl Jones
14%
20 deviants said Leonard Nimoy
14%
20 deviants said Patrick Stewart
9%
13 deviants said Kelsey Grammar
9%
13 deviants said Emma Thompson
8%
11 deviants said Liam Neeson
5%
7 deviants said Tony Jay
1%
2 deviants said Michael Caine
1%
1 deviant said David Hyde Pierce

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LucasConegundes Featured By Owner 15 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the fave
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SalemJones Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know if anyone has asked you this, but seeing as how you're such a big trekkie now, will the ST universe be seeing itself in your FotH fic in the future?
I know you're not strictly doing Disney worlds in the fic, so I thought I would be an interesting question to ask =D
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DisneyFan-01 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Filmographer
It has been asked before, but I'd be glad enough to answer.  It truly is an interesting question that deserves a good answer.

In my fiction, it would not be possible for the Star Trek universe to coalesce with my story. 

In the first place, the Star Trek universe take place in the 23rd century of our very own galaxy where our homeworld of Earth is one whole planet, while in FotH, Earth is divided into thousands of separate worlds that are also connected through subspace making it seem like one whole planet. 

Second, Star Trek takes place in a more realistic space where the regions of space is naught but a very cold vacuum.  In FotH, space is breathable even though it has it's dangers of no gravity.

Thirdly, in one of my chapters where the gang meet up with the civilians of the small town of Perfection for the film 'Tremors', Silver mentions to the townspeople that he can handle monsters that use infrared like the Shriekers for he has encountered beasts of similar abilities called the Crotalids of Ravus, a snake-like race that see through body heat like a regular rattlesnake.  The character, Larry, a fellow movie geek, quotes "Crota-whats of where?  Sounds like something from 'Star Trek'."

Therefore, in the modern worlds of my fan fic, 'Star Trek' is a well known science fiction show that gives people of such worlds the idea of what their future might hold for them just like it does here in real life.  As we know, in Star Trek, in the mid-21st century, man-kind reaches space through warp drive (the speed of light) for the first time, and then the Vulcans come down as our first contact, for our world was now ready to venture out to the further reaches the galaxy has to offer to bring the Federation of Planets together and bring more worlds to join the Federation as well.  Two centuries later, the Federation is growing as starships are 'exploring new worlds, seeking new life and civilizations, and boldly going where no one has gone be--' well, you know how it goes.  ^^;  Anywho, here in life, who knows?  Maybe that will happen in our future.

But for my story, every world has it's different beliefs of the stars that shine at night around their world.  Some ancient eras think that the Universe revolves around them.  Some think their worlds are flat.  Some discover that their world are round after sailing across seas, but they just don't realize it that their world is separated and they just traveled through subspace without even knowing it.  In the more modern worlds, many believe about other life forms out there for they hold evidence such as UFO sightings, crop circles, abductions, ect.  There's even the theory that the moonlanding was a hoax.  The truth of the matter is, all of these theories are true and the only ones that know of them are the government and great scientists of the moderns worlds.  They just keep the whole matter classified because the people of the modern worlds are not quite ready to know the truth of outer space just yet. 

For example, how would you take it right know if it were announced by our governments that our planet Earth was really sectioned off in many parts of the galaxy and we were crossing through subspace as we travel from state to state, country to country, continent to continent?

So, for all that the people of the modern worlds, until the time is right, they are to continue to think that space is a cold vacuum and aliens are just a theory that many believe in.  What they don't know yet is that the great Terran Empire (the Treasure Planet empire) and the Turo Empire (from Lilo and Stitch) are all observing the modern worlds as they are progressing through technology and knowledge.  When both empires feel that the modern worlds are ready, they will make contact and have the modern worlds join them to have them explore the outer reaches of the galaxies and beyond. 

Okay, all rambling aside.  The point is, in my story, like I said, 'Star Trek' is a science fictional show created by the modern worlds, but is well known through some parts of the few outer worlds connected to them.  In other worlds, Marina and the gang know of the show.  I plan on having it that is was some of the show that inspired Marina to become an explorer.  She knows about the truth of space that it is breathable out there and has different temperatures in different areas since Magic Kingdom became a part of the Terran Empire perhaps a few centuries before.  But to watch the fictional stories of space and to be inspired by the scientific wisdom of the sci-fi characters would seem reasonable for her.  The way she is, even before I became a Trekkie, you might notice she has a bit of some of the main characters within her.  The leadership and bravery of Captain Kirk and Picard, the book smart wisdom of Mr. Spock, the sarcasm attitude of Dr. McCoy, the determination to be a great explorer like Wesley Crusher, well, you get the idea. 

I know I'm still rambling, but anyway, I plan of having a few references here and there of Star Trek just like how they were in some Disney films (Toy Story-When Buzz Lightyear gives of the Vulcan salute;  Atlantis-- the Atlanean language was written by the same guy who wrote the Klingon language, other than Leonard Nimoy voicing the king of Atlantis;  Treasure Planet-- Dr. Doppler cursing that he is an astronomer, not a doctor.  or Amelia quoting "Fascinating", ect. ect.).  I'm even thinking of when the gang reach the modern world of New York, they have to walk over to a certain area they are getting a reading off the radar and it's in the middle of large convention and they have to disguise themselves as Trekkies or other science fiction creatures.  LOL, I had the crazy idea of a Trekkie coming up to Silver and asking him to say "Resistance in futile."  Ho, boy.  Even if I decided not to put in this convention idea, a few references here and there or maybe in a few mentions of the show and maybe even Genie mimicking a scene or two would be most like.

I guess if I wanted this answer to be more brief, I believe it would be "Placing the 'Star Trek' universe into the 'Faith of the Hearts' universe for the characters to actually interact with each other would be most. . . illogical."

Make sense?
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SalemJones Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, I did not expect such a thorough reply!
Everything you wrote makes sense, although honestly I don't see why the Star Trek universe couldn't exist as both a television show AND a reality.
With subspaces, alternate realities, I always assumed that pretty much anything is possible... alternate realities are just amazing high fantasies when you think about them. I mean, just think of Marina and her adventuring company... a human coexisting with colorful, affable pals? Talking birds and dogs and fish and even a FLIPPIN' Genie?!
However, if you choose to keep Star Trek rather as a fiction in this story, that is completely fine... and I love the con idea, if you ever chose to incorporate some Trekkie flavor into your fic.
But just imagine Marina's utter astonishment if she ever met her heroes in the flesh, though!
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DisneyFan-01 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Filmographer
There could be a possibility of Genie doing a little something to make it so.  After all, Winnie the Pooh is a fictional story in FotH and yet Marina and the gang meet them by going into the book.  Perhaps it could be a bit of training they are putting on themselves to test their wits and skills again with the help of the sci-fi characters of Star Trek.  Kinda like what the crew of Enterprise-D do on the holodecks like when Data plays Sherlock Holmes or Picard playing Dixon Hill.
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LadyOfBarians Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello thanks for fave my princess Uranus cosplay


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thanks for the fave!
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John-the-Enforcer Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015
www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ncGht… This is pretty exciting...^^
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Leeanix Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
What did you like about my drawing Deepest Fear?
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DisneyFan-01 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
Creepy.  I like creepy.  ^_^
But seriously, our 'Fear' could probably have a bit of a dark side that can frighten our 'Anger' once you think of it.  :D
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Leeanix Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. I do too.  Fear is the most powerful emotion. I study psychology on the side and after seeing this movie my mind is ablaze with ideas. I will have lots more to post soon enough.
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DisneyFan-01 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
I can agree that it is a very powerful emotion, but I don't know about it being the MOST powerful.  Maybe it is, maybe not, I'm not sure.  :shrug:  Fear can be a confusing thing as well.
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ChaosPhantom444 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
It's a very unmerry birthday to DeviantArt
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DragonBallFan2012 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015  Hobbyist
Thank you for adding my Barefoot Irritated Piccolo Jr. (weighted Namekian shoes off) request made by :iconzener88: to your favorites DisneyFan-01. :)
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cartoon-girl-2010 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015
Thank you for the fave....I appreciate it :)

Hope you can check out my story some time...and looking forward to reading more of yours....I've been hooked from the start and it is really getting exciting :D
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artin2007 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the fav - that's always
appreciated - crits/comments even more...
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Gormlaith Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Professional General Artist
thank you very much for the favs!! :)
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Bella-Who-1 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015  Student Artist
Thank you for the fave Andrea. :hug:
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Eitae Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015
Thank you for the fav^^
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ChaosPhantom444 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Thought you should know, another pic with your character.  Might not be good as the last one but it has Silver in it.
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Something any Disney fan should check out
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d13mon-studios Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fav! :D
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althechi Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for the fave! :w00t:
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V-kony Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015  Hobbyist
THX 4 the fav! :)
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ChaosPhantom444 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I get it, don't spoil it.  One more question about it, I used it in Chapter 4 of Darkness Arising and made a guess off it.  Just wondering if I was close to your idea or not.
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